Friday, 24 October 2014

Bright blue to turquoise

A walk along the coast from Achmelvich beach to the ruined mill at Alltan'abrad. The walk isn't very long but it hugs the coast and even when it isn't especially sunny the colour of the water close to the shore and in the rock pools is startlingly blue. Meanwhile a little further out the black backed gulls, cormorants and great skuas (we think) made a very loud noise as they squabbled over the food....mainly the skuas grabbing  every titbit  from the smaller cormorants. I don't have a zoom lens so without the binoculars it would have been hard to identify the noisy rabble squawking and bickering on the rocks.


6 comments:

Lucille said...

Heavens I thought you were in Crete! The landscape that surrounds you never ceases to amaze me.

ju-north said...

Love these photos! We visited the mill this summer after reading about it on your blog!

christinelaennec said...

Breathtaking! Reminds me of the colours in Harris, that same azure / turquoise blue of the water...

Mac n' Janet said...

What spectacular colors.

oldblack said...

Wow, that is beautiful. I don't recall having previously seen those water colours in your pictures.

Neither do I recall seeing that grassy plant that exclusively occupies most of the ground in the first two pictures. Is it unusual in the area?

annie hoff said...

Oldblack I think that grassy plant you mention is just grass. It's very tough and seems to grow just on sand and survives salt and storms. It's very hardy and yes, it grows on many sandy seaside shores here in the Highlands.

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